Follow Friday Archive

A screenshot of Follow Friday social media updates on Mastodon

An ongoing archive of Nuketown’s Follow Friday updates. Social Media Instances – My favorite Mastodon instance. It’s like a never-ending summer camp for RPG fans, where the conversation is fun, the ideas are engaging, and everyone’s building weird projects out of popsicle sticks. Editors & Writers – Writer, editor, and host of the … Read more

So Long and Thanks for All the Tweets

A snapshot of a Twitter profile

It’s long past time to say goodbye to Twitter. And not just because Twitter doesn’t actually exist anymore (having been replaced by the ridiculous “X”). You can find me online at the following places: Twitter stopped being fun years ago. I stuck around because I had a few friends there, and momentum. Most of the … Read more

Farewell to Google Jamboard

A combination battlemap and meme-inspired artboard

Google Jamboard, a virtual whiteboarding solution that the company coupled with an expensive real-world display, is shutting down. Google is turning it off on October 1, 2024. It never got traction in the virtual or real worlds, but it has a special place in my gaming heart for how we used it with Gamer Working Group … Read more

Installing external hard drives for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

A close-up of the original Xbox One console.

At this point, extra storage for game consoles may be almost as critical on Christmas morning as fully charged AA batteries. With modern games taking up a ridiculous amount of space on your typical console it’s all too easy to fill up a 500 GB hard drive … and not realize it until Santa’s already deposited … Read more

Experimenting with Evernote alternatives

Sticky-note-like blocks of to do lists fill the screen.

Earlier in the summer Evernote limited their free service to only allow syncing between two devices. This severely hampered my Home Mac/Work Mac/iPad/iPhone workflow, and led me to try some other services: Google Keep and SimpleNote. I don’t begrudge Evernote their decision; I was the sort of user who was costing them money without providing … Read more

Debugging the Xbox One Spontaneous Shutoff

My family’s big Christmas present this year was an Xbox One. The kids and I are loving it — I’m battling my way through the Halo: Master Chiefedition, and the kids are questing for the Lonely Mountain in LEGO: The Hobbit. Unfortunately while Halo looks great and the voice controls are very 21st century, the damn thing unexpectedly turns … Read more

Write – A Markdown App for Mac

A screenshot of Write, a Markdown app. It features a right-hand nav bar containing document folders, a pane listing recent documents, and and editing window.

About a year ago I became a Markdown convert. It’s a simple markup language that’s meant to make web documents readable and scannable. It’s plaintext with a few niceties added in, and I’ve been using it to write most of my work notes and Nuketown articles since Fall 2014.

Geeky Lorem Ipsum Text

A collection of Dr. Who heads, each of which can be used to create geeky lorem ipsum text.

After 11 days of writing, and a ridiculously long and difficulty week, I was sorely tempted to make a blog post that was nothing but geeky lorem ipsum text.

And then I thought … hey, I could do a blog post about lorem ipsum text. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, lorem ipsum is Latin text used by designers, web developers, and others when they want people to focus on the layout of a page rather than on the contents of the page.